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Author Topic: HS2 - Government proposals, alternative routes and general discussion  (Read 169464 times)
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« Reply #735 on: April 10, 2019, 08:38:57 am »

Euston HS2 demolition in pictures - https://www.building.co.uk/news/in-pictures-hs2-makes-progress-on-euston-demolition/5098915.article

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2019/04/10/hs2-euston-demolition-milestone-as-workforce-tops-1000/
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« Reply #736 on: April 13, 2019, 08:45:54 am »

Mum and son team to walk HS2 route in bid to derail line - https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/mum-and-son-team-to-walk-hs2-route-in-bid-to-derail-line-12423/

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« Reply #737 on: April 16, 2019, 08:31:36 am »

Notice to Proceed this year on HS2 Phase 1 work - https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/notice-to-proceed-this-year-on-hs2-phase-1-work

Guardian opinion piece - https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/apr/16/scrap-hs2-north-hs3-rail-commuter-journeys
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« Reply #738 on: April 16, 2019, 10:56:34 am »

Simon Jenkins has been a consistent critic of this project, as I recall. However one of his points does rather resonate:

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It is commuter railways, especially in the provinces, that are screaming for investment. The government’s obsession with another London-oriented mega-project is baffling.

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« Reply #739 on: April 18, 2019, 08:46:57 am »

HS2 spends £600m on route properties - http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/yorkshire/news/2036961-hs2-spends-600m-on-route-properties

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47965920/what-s-it-like-to-be-in-the-way-of-the-hs2-route

Workers on HS2 are threatening to escalate a pay row which has broken-out on the Costain/Skanska joint venture (CSJV) enabling works site at Euston - http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2019/04/18/pay-row-set-to-escalate-on-hs2-enabling-works-site/
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« Reply #740 on: April 18, 2019, 10:26:37 am »

Many of these properties will be those close to the line, but won't actually need to be demolished. But they are hard to sell because people don't want to live so close to a construction site, and they fear the noise once trains are running will be unbearable. So I suspect they will be rented out and once the line is up and running sold at a reasonable price.  Once trains are passing I expect the actual disturbance will be much less than feared and that will be reflected in the sale price.

So whilst it may be true to say that £600m has been spent buying properties, I expect the eventual cost of those properties will be mainly limited to those that need to be demolished. 
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